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Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack near Kabul airport

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that occurred today near Kabul airport.

The rockets struck Salim Karwan, which neighbours the airport.


Following the attack, gunfire was immediately heard but it’s unclear as to who was responsible.

According to a US official, five rockets were intercepted by US missile defences. The official added that there were no initial reports of casualties.

Islamic State made a statement in regards to the attack, “By the grace of God almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Kabul International Airport with six Katyusha rockets.”


US-led evacuations remain underway as tomorrow’s deadline closes in.

On Sunday, US forces carried out a drone strike which targeted multiple suicide bombers who were travelling in a vehicle.

According to an Afghan official, three children were killed as a result of the strike.

With over 114,000 people evacuated, the US will be concluding its operations in Afghanistan as it withdraws its troops from the country tomorrow.


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